Boston Tea Party Recap & the Committees of SafetySubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Mon, 12/15/2008 - 22:52
Yesterday's Boston Tea Party 2008 was a blast. The speakers were dynamic and informative. Afterward, a bunch of us, including most of the speakers, went to Boston's historic Green Dragon Tavern for a beer. The Green Dragon is known as the "Headquarters of the Revolution." Back in the day, The Sons of Liberty, Boston Committee of Correspondence and the North End Caucus each met there. The Boston Tea Party was planned there and Paul Revere was sent from there to Lexington on his famous ride. Last night, Rand Paul was there, as was Edwin Vieira, Bob Schultz, Walter Reddy, Lynn Landes, Katherine Albrecht and more than 100 r3volutionaries! It was truly a festive time.
Most people commented that this year's event was a little better than last year's, thanks in part to the weather. Last year we had about 8" of slushy snow that fell the night before and made getting around the city difficult. This year it was cold, but but the skies were clear and beautiful. Inside the hall we weren't overwhelmed with speakers and we had a couple of breaks during the day to mingle with each other and the speakers. It was great to meet so many people in person and make so many different and unexpected connections. I got a new sense of the seriousness of the situation we face, but was also enriched with a new confidence that we will be able to overcome it.
This year's Tea Party was presented by, and was the kick off to the Committees of Safety. I encourage everyone to go check out the website and join. This is a real grassroots organization intent on taking our country back. Many people here are restless and say that the movement is dying, that all we do is talk. After yesterday, I have to disagree. We've simply been catching our breath and looking for the next appropriate step to become clear. Our group is as tight and solid and dedicated as ever. We have not, and are not going away - that much is clear. The next step is organization of ourselves by ourselves, and that is what the Committees of Safety is about.
For more information, please read on below, then visit the site, join, and let's get to work taking our country back by first reclaiming our communities, then joining our reclaimed communities together once again.
The Committees are focusing on the things that will provide “Security of a free State”
1.“Security of our money” - Hardly anyone will deny the present fiat monetary system (the Federal Reserve System) is unsound and unsustainable as well as unConstitutional. We are offering solutions to this problem that will inject sound, stable Constitutional money into our State’s economy.
2.“Security from natural and man-made disasters” - Most everyone will agree with disgust the way the Department of Homeland Security (using Blackwater, Army and National Guard troops) and FEMA handle a disaster (such as hurricane Katrina). This “top down” approach is a disaster in itself. The solution,We the People, in our communities, best understand our local conditions and needs. We will need preparedness training to help support our first responders (our local police, fire and E.M.S.)
3.“ Security of our vote count”- Most Americans are aware now of the massive vote fraud taking place in our country today. According to the New York Times and L.A Times articles, as well as a HBO documentary “Hacking democracy” these optical scan and touch screen machine can be remotely hacked into and the vote totals altered. We believe the best solution is, hand counted, paper ballots, counted in public view. Then publicly display the results at the polling place as well as the internet. Anything less than this transparency is a sham. Without a secure, honest, transparent vote count, we can’t “vote honest representatives in” or “vote the bums out”.
4.“Security of our food and water” - Most Americans are not prepared in the event of a natural disaster , with the disruption in the supply of food, water, power, etc, and have a very limited supply of food and water stored ( usually only a few days). Addressing these issues and offering solutions at the community level will bring the people together and provide for our common welfare.
These security issues, and others can and should be dealt with at the local community and State level, not the federal level.
The Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, etc. are neither inclined nor prepared to provide true “national security” in the form of “the security of a free State” of which the Constitution speaks in the Second Amendment. Instead, when these agencies arrive “to restore order” in their ham-handed ways in the midst of chaotic conditions, Local public officials immediately lose control of their jurisdictions; individuals, families, and businesses invariably suffer abridgments of their freedoms; and power inevitably shifts from We the People and the States- where the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution declares that most of it should reside- to unelected “internal-security professionals” for whom “maintaining order”, even at the cost of Local citizens’ individual freedoms and personal prosperity, is the sole desideratum. True “national security” degenerates into police-state regimentation.
This situation can only become worse as future crises- and in the not-so-distant future, too- become ever more extensive, intensive, prolonged, and intractable.
And that future crises are breaking out at an ever-accelerating pace-- particularly affecting this country’s and the world’s monetary, banking, and other financial systems-- points up the urgency of the problem. No less than the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States have admitted that these systems are now largely out of control. Bail-outs of hundreds of billions (even trillions) of dollars expose the dangers even more starkly. And there is no end in sight.
So America will be faced, and must be prepared to deal, with unavoidable crises of perhaps catastrophic proportions, today and for many tomorrows to come. Unfortunately, she is not ready to take on this challenge. If that deficiency is not remedied, and very soon, the damage America will suffer will not only will be incalculable but also irremediable.
Continue at the Committees of Safety.